Cheltenham Counselling Service

A poem by a finishing client

Is CBT for Me?
Read a book or take a pill
Am I really ill?
Mindfullness and CBT..
Is that really for me?
Take some time to take control
Tame the chimp and become whole
Your mind is strong and so are you
You can beat it just like flu
Cortisol and Adrenalin
Make them friends, nor a foe within
Will I beat my ill
Oh YES I certainly will!

From my clients

I have found the sessions invaluable as they have really helped with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking. They have made me realise I'm strong and I can cope. I have also realised I need to look after myself and notMy CBT with Chris

"I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least becauseTestimonial

I was nervous when I started my sessions. I came to control my anger that was based on frustration with my family circumstances. I've learnt how to control how I deal with my children in a positive way. I've learntTestimonial from Counselling

Fantastic listener, a great opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings. Chris has enabled me to become more confident and deal with everyday situations.thank you for opening up areas for me to work on. I have become a stronger personTestimonial from Counselling

I have struggled with anxiety all my life, but, in recent years, it has gotten a lot worse. I was feeling constantly anxious and guilty about even the most trivial of things. Seeing Christine has made such a difference. I'm no longer in a perpetual state of anxiety and can rationalise my thoughts and feelings. Christine has helped me to realise that I'm not inherently this way, it's a product of my experiences, and I don't need to be defined by my anxieties. The first time I realised that I had subconsciously used Christine's CBT techniques to deal with a situation that would previously have had me in knots was a real Eureka moment. I can't recommend Christine highly enough.

Chris has been fantastic. I'm really strong now and I never thought I'd feel like this. I have coping strategies to deal with situations now that I didn't have before.Testimonial from Counselling

Working for myself and suffering from overthinking was becoming a really dangerous combination for me. After a particularly stressful time I thought I would seek help in learning to get hold of my overwhelming sense of worry so went toTestimonial

After only 5 excellent sessions with Chris, my outlook on life, past, present and future has completely changed for the positive. I have a lot more confidence in myself at work and at home! Thank you Chris for teaching me5 excellent sessions

Testimonial...When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone. After a couple of months visible changes had started in my everyday life; I was engaging with people around me and had evenWhat CBT has done for me

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She isTestimonial